A Police officer shot and killed a bouncer at a pub

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Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating the death of a bouncer at a pub in Kagiso by a police officer on Friday, 27 January 2023 at about 23:55.

It is alleged that a Seargent from the West Rand Infrastructure Unit went to a local Pub where he bumped into his ex-girlfriend and they had an altercation which led to him assaulting her. The Bouncers at the pub intervened. The police officer then continued to fight the bouncers.

IPID spokesperson Lizzy Suping said the police officer went outside and came back with a firearm and started shooting randomly at the direction of the bouncers. “One bouncer was taken to hospital for medical attention where he died on arrival. One of the bouncers was also shot at and he sustained an injury on his left knee”.

Suping added that after the shooting, the officer fled the scene and was later found hiding in a shack three houses away from his residence. The Post Mortem will be conducted on Monday 30 January 2023.

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